According to a study released by the Insurance industry this week on the death rate of automobiles, MINI captured the best score in it’s class.

The highest and lowest rates were both recorded by Chevrolet. The highest being the Chevy Blazer, lowest being the Chevy Astro Van. Honda’s two-door Acura RSX had the second-highest rate with 202 driver deaths, followed by the Nissan 350Z, which registered 193 deaths. We’ll leave it up to you to figure out what this says both about the car’s and their typical drivers.

>The study also reaffirmed past research, which found that heavier vehicles generally had lower death rates. Data came from the federal government’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System and registration counts from the Polk Co., a Michigan provider of automotive information.

MINI scored 68 deaths per million. While not the greatest numbers, it still puts MINI about in the middle of the pack when it comes to driver deaths.

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